Australians need a strong and publicly owned post service to get us through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Australia Post workers are on the frontline of the current COVID-19 pandemic – putting themselves in harm’s way in order to keep our community connected, and safe. Demand on our postal system is soaring, but at the same time Australia Post is slowing down delivery and forcing people to wait longer for their essential mail.
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Australia Post employees are committed to ensuring Australia Post customers receive the best possible service. During the current COVID-19 crisis, that’s become even more important.
People right across the country, particularly the more vulnerable in our community, are relying on our postal service for their essential goods.
Australia Post workers have been up to the challenge: putting ourselves in harm’s way to ensure Australians get the service they deserve.
But unfortunately Australia Post management is implementing changes that hamper those efforts. In recent weeks they have attempted to:
- scale back delivery services – during COVID-19 and beyond;
- put limits on workers’ shifts which hamper the ability to get mail deliveries to customers as quickly as possible.
Demand on our postal system is soaring, but at the same time Australia Post is slowing down delivery and forcing people to wait longer for their essential post.
Australia Post workers have shown we’re willing to do what it takes to help Australians through the current crisis.
That’s why we are demanding Australia Post commit to 3 core principles:
- maintaining service delivery across the network
- d secure, long-term jobs
- and a concrete commitment that all of Australia Post will remain in public hands.
Based on these principles, Australia can emerge from this pandemic with a stronger publicly-owned postal service as a key part of our national infrastructure.